DOUGLAS, AZ - Last week, U.S. Border Patrol agents working out of the Douglas Station apprehended Alfonso Rodriguez-Diaz, 37, after observing him cross into the country illegally.
During processing, agents discovered that the suspect is a previously deported, convicted felon.
In a news release, U.S. Border Patrol, Tucson Sector stated:
In 2010, the Mexican citizen was convicted of multiple felonies, including assault with intent to commit sexual abuse and 1st degree harassment, in Sioux County, IA.
On June 14, 2018, Rodriguez-Diaz was sentenced to two years in prison in Sioux County District Court for assault with intent to commit sexual abuse.
The criminal alien was arrested in May 2017, after it was determined that he had sexually assaulted a minor in 2015, according to Sioux County attorney Thomas Kunstle.
In 2018, Nwestiowa.com reported:
Further investigation revealed Rodriguez-Diaz had committed sexual abuse and indecent contact with a child. He was charged with those crimes on May 24, 2017, and a warrant was issued since he fled.
Rodriguez-Diaz was located by the Hawarden Police Department and arrested on March 24. On June 14, Rodriguez-Diaz pleaded guilty to an amended charge of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse on the condition he go to prison.
Rodriguez-Diaz was deported back to Mexico after serving most of his two-year prison sentence.
He is facing a charge of felony re-entry after deportation, and if convicted, could receive up to 20 years in federal prison.
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